I just finished this adorable dress for my 2 y/o daughter who wants to be Minnie Mouse for halloween. After searching for the perfect pattern, I found a tutorial for a pattern-less dress on From An Igloo. Christine has done such a wonderful job in describing the steps and including beautiful pictures, that this dress only took me about 5 hours to cut and sew!
As you can see by her face, she LOVES this dress! I have a feeling this dress will be out on the town before October 31st! <3
The dress bodice front is a beautiful double layer large red and white polka dot with a cotton eyelet lace accent. The bodice back has shirring (yes, I did the shirring myself and you can too!!) and an adorable fake halter tie in a coordinating black mini dot cotton. It actually threads through a small button hole, so no more complaining about the tie on the neck! The skirt is a classic "tube" pattern that is hemed in the coordinating fabric.
For Halloween, I will be adding felt "ears" on barretts and a matching bow, just like Minnie. I will probably also add black leggings or tights if the weather is cool (we will be trick or treating in San Antonio this year and I am not sure of the weather in late October.)
Trick or Treat!!